DanielleBarav-Johnson (Dahni)


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8040

Dahni Barav-Johnson represents national and international clients in corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and other insolvency-related matters. Dahni has developed particular experience representing corporate and municipal debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, chapter 9 proceedings, and complex bankruptcy litigation. In addition, she counsels clients on a variety of in-court and out-of-court insolvency and bankruptcy issues, including with respect to creditor claims and concerns, the sale and acquisition of assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, set-off of debts under section 553 of the Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy discharges, bankruptcy committees, fraudulent conveyances, preferential transfers, and fiduciary duties.

Dahni has experience in, among other areas, the energy, construction, food production, transportation, manufacturing, mass tort, and entertainment sectors. Her recent significant representations include Georgia Power Company in connection with its claims against debtor Westinghouse Electric Company and representations of debtors Bestwall, Transtar Industries, Alpha Natural Resources, Relativity Media, and the City of Detroit.

Dahni has published articles on a variety of bankruptcy topics, including the sale of goods under section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, the safe harbor for certain financial transactions created by section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, and the equitable mootness doctrine. Dahni has an active pro bono practice, which includes securing protective orders for victims of domestic violence and assisting immigration clients facing dangerous conditions in their home countries. She also is a member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

Prior to attending law school, Dahni worked on international policy research and advocacy in Washington, D.C.


  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Alpha Natural Resources plan confirmed by U.S. Bankruptcy CourtOn July 12, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered an order confirming the Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and 148 of its debtor affiliates, less than one year after Alpha, one of the largest coal companies in the United States, entered chapter 11 with liabilities of approximately $7.1 billion amidst the most challenging economic environment for coal producers in decades.
  • Alpha Natural Resources plan goes effective; Sale of certain assets to Contura Energy Inc. closesJones Day represented Alpha Natural Resources Inc., which emerged from bankruptcy on July 26, 2016, less than one year after the commencement of its chapter 11 cases.
  • Alpha Natural Resources sells Pennsylvania Land ResourcesJones Day assisted Alpha Natural Resources in the $339.5 million sale of certain oil and natural gas assets in Southwest Pennsylvania to Vantage Energy Appalachia II, LLC in connection with Alpha's chapter 11 cases.
  • Client KM secures temporary protective orderJones Day secured a twelve month temporary protective order for client KM who was the victim of repeated abuse by her ex-boyfriend and the father of her youngest child.
  • Relativity Media sells television assets to RM Bidder LLCJones Day advised Relativity Media in the sale of all television and television-related assets of Relativity Media, LLC pursuant to a 363 sale in bankruptcy to RM Bidder LLC.
  • Alpha Natural Resources closes $692 million DIP financing packageJones Day represented Alpha Natural Resources Inc. ("ANR"), a large diversified coal supplier, and substantially all of its subsidiaries in connection with their $692 million debtor-in-possession superpriority secured financing arrangement.
  • Jones Day secures guardianship for unaccompanied minor from GuatemalaJones Day recently represented the older sister of a 17-year old girl who had emigrated from Guatemala to the United States fleeing hardship and violence.
  • City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmedJones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.
  • City of Detroit obtains $120 million post-petition bond financing in chapter 9 proceedingsJones Day represented the City of Detroit in connection with a $120 million post-petition bond financing in the City's on-going chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.
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